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The Resource America goes Hawaiian : the influence of Pacific Island culture on the mainland, Geoff Alexander ; foreword by DeSoto Brown

America goes Hawaiian : the influence of Pacific Island culture on the mainland, Geoff Alexander ; foreword by DeSoto Brown

Label
America goes Hawaiian : the influence of Pacific Island culture on the mainland
Title
America goes Hawaiian
Title remainder
the influence of Pacific Island culture on the mainland
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Alexander ; foreword by DeSoto Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did Hawaiian and Polynesian culture come to dramatically alter American music, fashion and decor, as well as ideas about race, in less than a century? It began with mainland hula and musical performances in the late 19th century, rose dramatically as millions shipped to Hawaii during the Pacific War, then made big leap with the advent of low-cost air travel. By the end of the 1950s, mainlanders were hosting tiki parties, listening to exotica music, lazing on rattan furniture in Hawaiian shirts and, of course, surfing. The author describes how this cultural conquest came about and the people and events that led to it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Geoff
Dewey number
303.48/2730969
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU624.5
LC item number
.A529 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawaii
  • Popular culture
  • Hawaii
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Art, Polynesian
  • Cultural appropriation
  • National characteristics, Hawaiian
  • Hawaii
  • United States
Label
America goes Hawaiian : the influence of Pacific Island culture on the mainland, Geoff Alexander ; foreword by DeSoto Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of Hawaiian words and a note on money -- Sailing to paradise -- Flying air paradise : the evolution of flight to Hawaii -- The hula : taking America by dance -- Sliding into paradise : the Hawaiian steel guitar -- Ring my bell : music from the paradise of exotica -- Passing the tiki torch -- A twisted tale : the emergence of rattan furniture -- The shirt heard 'round the world -- If it swells, ride it : a surfin' tsunami surges to the California coast -- Breeding a hope for the future : interracial romance embarks for the mainland -- Appendix A: Bigger, better and braver : why the world's largest flying boat ever made never flew a commercial route to Hawaii -- Appendix B: The Zenith Trans-Oceanic: bringing Hawaii to your living room via shortwave
Control code
on1079410646
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781476669496
Lccn
2018056959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079410646
Label
America goes Hawaiian : the influence of Pacific Island culture on the mainland, Geoff Alexander ; foreword by DeSoto Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of Hawaiian words and a note on money -- Sailing to paradise -- Flying air paradise : the evolution of flight to Hawaii -- The hula : taking America by dance -- Sliding into paradise : the Hawaiian steel guitar -- Ring my bell : music from the paradise of exotica -- Passing the tiki torch -- A twisted tale : the emergence of rattan furniture -- The shirt heard 'round the world -- If it swells, ride it : a surfin' tsunami surges to the California coast -- Breeding a hope for the future : interracial romance embarks for the mainland -- Appendix A: Bigger, better and braver : why the world's largest flying boat ever made never flew a commercial route to Hawaii -- Appendix B: The Zenith Trans-Oceanic: bringing Hawaii to your living room via shortwave
Control code
on1079410646
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781476669496
Lccn
2018056959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079410646

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